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Finding Aid for the Margaret Cruikshank papers, 1971-1986
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Publications. Series 1. 1977-1986.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-10

Scope and Content Note

Papers relate to three published works edited by Cruikshank: Lesbian Path, a collection of autobiographical writings (1980, self-published; 1985, Grey Fox Press); Lesbian Studies, a women's and lesbian studies text (1982, The Feminist Press); and New Lesbian Writing, a lesbian literature anthology (1984, Grey Fox Press). The files include correspondence, initial proposals, drafts with various reader comments, biographical sketches, notes by Cruikshank, published articles and papers by Cruikshank and other authors including those works which were considered but not included in the final publications of the books, and draft manuscripts.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by contributing author or folder label. NOTE: in most cases, folder headings were assigned by Margaret Cruikshank.
 

Lesbian Studies. Subseries 1. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-7

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by contributing author or folder label or chronological by date.

Scope and Content Note

Essays and reprints of articles from the three sections of Lesbian Studies, drafts with various reader comments, notes by Cruikshank and members of the readers committee, the completed manuscript of Lesbian Studies, and bibliographies, indexes and course syllabi from the appendix of resources. The first section concerns the lesbian professor/researcher experience in academia, and the second, aspects of teaching/exploring lesbian themes in the university classroom. The third section is essentially a series of bibliographic essays addressing various subject areas: black lesbians, history, biography, literature, older lesbians, science, physical education and sport, and love between women in prison. The third section is followed by an appendix, which provides useful resources, including bibliographies, indexes and syllabi. NOTE: Box 1 files include essays and reprints of articles which were included in the final publication of the book and Box 2 files include those essays and reprints of articles which were considered but not included in the final publication of the book.
Box 1

Lesbian Studies Section One: Lesbians in Academia. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and reprints of essays from the first section of Lesbian Studies entitled "Lesbians in the Academic World: The Personal/Political Experience" which concerns the lesbian professor/researcher experience in academia. Contributing authors include Paula Bennett, Doris Davenport, Toni A.H. McNaron, Mab Segrest and Sue Sturtz.
Box 1

Lesbian Studies Section Two: Lesbians in the Classroom. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and reprints of essays from the second section of Lesbian Studies entitled "In the Classroom" which concerns aspects of teaching/exploring lesbian themes in the university classroom. Contributing authors include Jane Gurko, Elly Bulkin, Barbara Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Nancy Manahan, Coralyn Fontaine, Evelyn Torton Beck, Toni A.H. McNaron, Madeline Davis and Clare Bright.
Box 1

Lesbian Studies Section Three: New Research/New Perspectives. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and reprints of essays from the third section of Lesbian Studies entitled "New Research/New Perspectives" addressing various subject areas: black lesbians, history, biography, literature, older lesbians, science, physical education and sport, and love between women in prison. Contributing authors include JR Roberts, Lynda Koolish, Estelle Freedman, Lillian Faderman, Frances Doughty, Bonnie Zimmerman, Kathy Hickok, Becky Birtha, Clare Potter, Ida VSW Red, Matile Poor, H. Patricia Hynes, Linn ni Cobhan, Karlene Faith and Marilyn Frye.
Box 2

Submissions to Lesbian Studies. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 23 folders

Scope and Content Note

Essays and reprints of articles which were considered but not included in the final publication of Lesbian Studies. Authors include: Elly Bulkin; Cheryl Clarke; Anita Cornwell; Margaret Cruikshank; Rosemary Curb; P.M. Duffey-Igrassia; Joy Fisher; Jane Gurko; Barbara Hammer; Monika Kehoe; Noretta Koertge; J. Lee Lehman; Del Martin and Sally Gearhart; Toni McNaron; Moving Cloud (June Boyd); Marilyn Murphy; Barbara Noda; Arlene Raven; Patricia Reagan; Cynthia Rich; Julia Stanley; Susan Leigh Star; and Bonnie Zimmerman.
Box 3

Completed manuscript (most recent draft) of Lesbian Studies. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Completed manuscript with corrections includes introduction, essays and reprints of articles by Cruikshank and contributing authors, a Resources section, sample syllabi from courses on women's and lesbian studies, an extensive bibliography and Contributors' Notes.

General note

Manuscript includes two articles which were part of the book until the very end but not included in the final publication of the book: "Teaching the Lesbian Novel In and Out of Academia" by Joy Fisher and "The Lesbian Film Artist Births Herself: A Talk with Barbara Hammer" by Margaret Cruikshank.
Box 4

Completed manuscript (earlier draft) of Lesbian Studies. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Completed manuscript with corrections includes introduction, essays and reprints of articles by Cruikshank and contributing authors, a Resources section, sample syllabi from courses on women's and lesbian studies, an extensive bibliography and Contributors' Notes (see Box 3 for most recent draft of completed manuscript).
Box 5, Folders 1 - 11

Lesbian Studies drafts. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Drafts with various reader comments, notes by Cruikshank and members of the Readers Committee for Lesbian Studies and related correspondence and memoranda. This material includes notes on editorial changes. Readers for Lesbian Studies introduction include Clare Potter, Ida Red and Matile Poor. Readers Committee members include Nancy Manahan, Kathy Hickok, Jane Gurko, Bonnie Zimmerman, Sue Sturtz and Madeline Davis.
Box 5, Folder 12

Correspondence Requests for submission..

Box 6, Folder 10

Book reviews and publicity materials. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains book reviews and news notes, press clippings and ephemera relating to Lesbian Studies and lesbian and women's publishing.

General note

All newsprint materials were photocopied onto acid-free paper and oversized publications and clippings were removed and placed in oversized Box 14.
Box 6, Folders 11 - 12

Business records for Lesbian Studies. 1980.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Expense records and original contract for Lesbian Studies.
Box 6, Folder 1

Lesbian Studies original proposal. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 6, Folders 4 - 9

Research relating to Lesbian Studies Resources Section. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Background/research files on educational and cultural work that lesbians were doing for the field of lesbian studies in the 1970s and early 1980s: archives, history projects and history slide shows; art, films, grants and dissertations; bibliographies; groups, centers and conferences; publishers, periodicals and special issues of periodicals; works in progress and unpublished works. Many of these are listed in the Resources Section of Lesbian Studies.
Box 6, Folders 2 - 3

Research relating to Lesbian Studies Appendix. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Background/research notes including course syllabi from university courses on lesbian studies and published and unpublished bibliographies of books and articles useful to the lesbian studies curriculum. Many of these are listed in the Appendix Section of Lesbian Studies.
Box 7, Folders 1 - 11

Lesbian Studies correspondence. 1979-1982.

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Requests for submissions to Lesbian Studies and correspondence between Cruikshank and contributors to Lesbian Studies and the Feminist Press, the publisher of Lesbian Studies. Cruikshank maintained a steady correspondence with many lesbian academics, writers, artists, teachers and activists, many of whom were published in her anthologies. The most notable of these include Madeline Davis, Jane Rule, Rosemary Curb, Nancy Manahan and Bonnie Zimmerman. This material also includes Cruikshank's correspondence with various lesbian, gay and women's studies publications and organizations, women's studies programs, writing workshops, and women's publishing presses.
 

Lesbian Path. Subseries 2. 1980-1982.

Physical Description: Box 9, 14

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by folder label.

Scope and Content Note

The completed manuscript of Lesbian Path, a collection of autobiographical writings from lesbians' lives edited by Cruikshank, correspondence, and publicity announcements and reviews. The Lesbian Path, Cruikshank's first published work on a lesbian topic, consists of personal narratives written by lesbians: some quite celebrated as writers, musicians, teachers and activists; many unknown before the publication of their stories. Initially self-published by Cruikshank in 1980, The Lesbian Path was expanded and reprinted in 1985 by Grey Fox Press.
Box 9, Folder 6

Book reviews and publicity materials for Lesbian Path. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains book reviews and news notes, press clippings and ephemera relating to Lesbian Path.

General note

All newsprint materials were photocopied onto acid-free paper and oversized publications and clippings were removed and placed in oversized Box 14.
Box 9, Folders 1 - 3

Completed manuscript of Lesbian Path. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 3 folders

General note

Working title was Labyris
Box 9, Folders 9 - 10

Correspondence relating to Lesbian Path. 1981-1982.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Cruikshank and contributors to Lesbian Path and Carrier Pigeon/Alyson Publications, the publisher of the second reprinted edition (1985) of Lesbian Path.

General note

Of particular interest is the correspondence between Cruikshank and Barbara Gittings and the file of clippings and correspondence relating to the anti-semitism criticism of Lesbian Path by Selma Miriam in Sinister Wisdom.
Box 9, Folders 4 - 5

Lesbian Path galleys. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 14

Motheroot Journal: A Women's Review of the Small Presses. 1980.

Physical Description: Vol. 2 no. 2 (Summer 1980)

Scope and Content Note

Includes autobiographical essay by Cruikshank relating to Lesbian Path and book review of Lesbian Path.

General note

See Box 9 for other book reviews and publicity materials for Lesbian Path.
Box 9, Folders 7 - 8

Correspondence RE: anti-Semitism criticism in Sinister Wisdom by Selma Miriam.

 

New Lesbian Writing. Subseries 3. 1982-1984.

Physical Description: Boxes 9-10, 14

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by folder label.

Scope and Content Note

The completed manuscript of New Lesbian Writing, a lesbian literature anthology edited by Cruikshank and published by Grey Fox Press in 1984, correspondence, publicity announcements, reviews and submissions which were considered but not included in the final publication of the book. The book contains poetry, autobiographical excerpts by a number of women (including four who are over 65 years of age), short fiction and essays. The book also includes an extensive bibliography of lesbian literature from 1980 to 1983.
Box 9, Folders 11 - 13

Completed manuscript of New Lesbian Writing. 1984.

Physical Description: 3 folders

General note

Manuscript goes from Pg 83 to 90 but Pgs 84-89 are not missing pages.
Box 10, Folders 1 - 6

New Lesbian Writing correspondence and notes. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: 6 folders

General note

Includes correspondence relating to copyright/contract dispute with Karla Jay "Prince Charming"
Box 10, Folders 11 - 12

New Lesbian Writing publicity announcements, press releases and book reviews. 1984.

Physical Description: 2 folders

General note

See Box 14 for oversized periodical book reviews relating to New Lesbian Writing.
Box 10, Folder 7

New Lesbian Writing signed contracts. 1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Signed contracts between Cruikshank and contributors to New Lesbian Writing
Box 10, Folders 8 - 10

Submissions to New Lesbian Writing. 1984.

Physical Description: 3 folders

General note

Folders 1 and 2 include those submissions which were included in the final publication of New Lesbian Writing. Folder 3 includes those submissions which were not included in the final publication of the book.
Box 14

Gay Community News. 1984, Sept..

Physical Description: 2 issues

Scope and Content Note

Includes interview with Cruikshank and book review of New Lesbian Writing.

General note

See Box 10 for other book reviews and publicity materials for New Lesbian Writing.
 

Cruikshank publications. Subseries 4. 1977-1986.

Physical Description: Box 8, 14

Arrangement note

Chronological by date of publication.

Scope and Content Note

Published and unpublished papers and book reviews authored by Cruikshank (including those publications authored by Cruikshank under pseudonym); conference proposals and papers; rejection letters; clippings; newsletters; periodicals and related correspondence.
Box 8, Folders 2 - 8

Publications authored by Cruikshank. 1979-1986.

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Published and unpublished papers and book reviews authored by Cruikshank (including those publications authored by Cruikshank under pseudonym).

General note

Of note is the "We Were Fired: Lesbian Experiences with Academe" folder which includes an article by Cruikshank on why she got fired from her teaching job at the University of San Francisco (USF) in December, 1980 and the file of clippings, book reviews and correspondence relating to the publication of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan.
Box 8, Folder 1

Rejection letters, requests for review articles and correspondence. 1977-1979.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 14

Lesbian Insider/Insighter/Inciter (Minneapolis, MN). 1981-1983.

Physical Description: No. 5(November 1981) - No. 7(April 1982); No. 9(December 1982) - No. 10(March 1983); No. 12(February/March 1984)

Scope and Content Note

Consists of book reviews written by Cruikshank.
Box 14

Philadelphia Gay News. 1985, March.

Physical Description: Vol. no. 19(March 21, 1985)

Scope and Content Note

Book review authored by Cruikshank relating to the publication of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan.
 

Research files and notes. Series 2. 1971-1986, n.d..

Physical Description: Box 11

Scope and Content Note

Includes publicity materials relating to various lesbian, gay and women's publications, books/bookstores and organizations, reviews of gay and lesbian literature, media coverage of lesbian and other women's issues, bibliographies, notes and conference/book review proposals by Cruikshank, calls for papers, articles about Cruikshank not related to her publications and related correspondence.

Arrangement note

Chronological by date of publication.
Box 11, Folder 17

Correspondence and publicity relating to Lesbian-Feminist Study Clearinghouse. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 11, Folders 18 - 24

Publicity materials. 1971-1986, n.d..

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Relates mainly to lesbian, gay and women's publications, books/bookstores and organizations. Includes flyers, pamphlets and brochures; newspaper and magazine clippings; newsletters, bibliographies and related correspondence. There is some media coverage of the lesbian and gay political movement and lesbian and other women's issues, including articles and newsletter blurbs about Cruikshank that are not related to her books. Notes and proposals by Cruikshank for panels at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), Modern Language Association (MLA) and Gay Academic Union (GAU) annual conferences; proposed submissions for articles and book reviews by Cruikshank and calls for papers and requests to write and review are also included here.

General note

Folder 5 includes first edition of "In the Life" Newsletter of the West Coast Lesbian Collections in Oakland, CA (now the Mazer Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood, CA). Folder 7 includes March 1984 Gay Studies Newsletter (GSN) which covers Cruikshank's settlement with University of San Francisco (USF) where she was fired from her teaching job five months after she was hired.
Box 14

Gay Community News. 1984, June-July.

Physical Description: 3 issues - vol.11 no. 47(June 16, 1984); no. 50(July 7, 19840; vol.12 no. 10(September 22, 1984)
 

Course syllabi and readings. Series 3. 1982-1985.

Physical Description: Box 11

Scope and Content Note

Course syllabi, bibliographies, course readings and student papers from Introduction to Women's Studies and Lesbian Gay Literature courses taught by Cruikshank at the City College of San Francisco.
Box 11, Folder 5

Introduction to Women's Studies course syllabi, readings and bibliographies. 1983-1986.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Course syllabi and readings and related bibliographies from Introduction to Women's Studies course taught by Cruikshank at the City College of San Francisco; includes related bibliographies and workshop descriptions. Course readings include autobiographical writings, fiction, essays and criticism, including reprints of works by Alice Walker, Rosemary Curb and Adrienne Rich.
Box 11, Folders 1 - 4

Lesbian Gay Literature course syllabi and readings. 1982-1986.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Course syllabi, readings, bibliographies, notes by Cruikshank, and student papers from Lesbian Gay Literature course taught by Cruikshank at the City College of San Francisco. Course readings include poems, lesbian autobiographical writings, fiction and literary criticism, including works by Sappho, Radclyffe Hall, May Sarton, Gertrude Stein, Jane Rule and Audre Lorde.
 

Publications not authored by Cruikshank. Series 4. 1979-1983, n.d..

Physical Description: Box 11, 14

Scope and Content Note

Published and published papers, reviews, manuscript drafts, galley proofs and bibliographies that were not written by Cruikshank.
Box 11, Folders 6 - 8

Galley proof of Lesbian Crossroads by Ruth Baetz. 1980-1984.

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 11, Folder 10

Manuscript draft of We Too Are Drifting by Gale Wilhelm. 1980-1984.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 11, Folder 9

Not in THE NEW YORK TIMES Bibliographies. 1981.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographies compiled by Pat Case for The Not in THE NEW YORK TIMES Bibliography Series from the Alternative Press Collection housed in Special Collections at the University of Connecticut Library in Storrs. The bibliographies cover a variety of subjects including black women and feminism, anarchism and feminism, lesbianism and feminism, sexual harassment, economics, violence against women and pornography.
Box 11, Folders 11 - 16

Published and unpublished papers. 1979-1983, n.d..

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains photocopies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished papers and theses that were not written by Cruikshank, including works by Susan Leigh Star, Martha Vicinus, Bonnie Zimmerman and various graduate students at The Institute for Advanced Study of Sexuality (San Francisco, CA) and U.C. Berkeley.
 

Personal correspondence. Series 5. 1971-1976.

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence from Sue Ebbers to Cruikshank and several photos.

Arrangement note

Chronological by date of correspondence.
Box 12, Folders 1 - 13

Correspondence. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Sue Ebbers to Cruikshank.

General note

See Box 13 for later correspondence dated 1973-1976.
Box 13, Folders 1 - 13

Correspondence. 1973-1976.

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Sue Ebbers to Cruikshank.

General note

See Box 12 for earlier correspondence dated 1971-1972. Folder 13 consists of correspondence from Cruikshank to Ebbers.
Box 13, Folders 14 - 15

Photographs. 1972.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs of Sue Ebbers and four headshots of Cruikshank.